Prima Trio returns to Sonoma Valley

The Prima Trio returns to Sonoma Valley for a concert at the Trinity Episcopal Church, on Saturday, April 16, at 3 p.m. Presented by the Sonoma Classical Music Society, the Trio will feature works of Antonio Lotti, Darius Milhaud, Srul Irving Glick, Robert Schumann, Astor Piazzolla, and a rousing finale by Peter Schickele, aka PDQ Bach. The Trio was founded in 2004 by three young virtuosi who were then studying at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. In 2007 the Trio won the coveted Grand Prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, as well as performing at the Midwest Winners Tour and a European debut concert in Italy.  Since then the Trio has performed throughout the United States and Europe. Tickets for the show are available on the website at, Pharmaca, Reader’s Books and at the door.

Sonoma Jazz Plus has announced the musical line-up for the around town “Wine & Song” series, to be held in venues around Sonoma Plaza on the weekend of May 21 – 22. The bands will vary from Saturday to Sunday, playing two sets, starting at 1 p.m. and kicking off Saturday, May 21, with the Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Group at the Plaza Bistro. Roessler Cellars will host the Rick Vandiver Quintet. Hopmonk Tavern Sonoma has the Evans Francis Group. Sonoma Meritage Martini and Oyster Bar will host Times 4. The Delta Wires will be at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Roche Winery will present Santos Perdidos. The Swiss Hotel will have Horace-Scope. Murphy’s Irish Pub will be presenting jazz, blues and rock for 17 hours over the course of the weekend, billed as the Brewery Beat and the Sonoma Jazz + In-Schools Student Band will be at Union Bank at 500 Broadway. And that’s just Saturday. Sunday, May 22, has an earlier start time for the venues, at 11 a.m. to accommodate the early stage call of the Gipsy Kings on the big stage. Rue Manouche will be at Roessler Cellars. Sonoma Meritage Martini and Oyster Bar has the Fog City Stompers. Mo’ Fone will be at Roche Winery. The Swiss Hotel will have Du Gris, and the Brewery Beat will continue at Murphy’s Irish Pub. Tickets to the Wine & Song series are separate from the tickets to the big shows, and to purchase and for more info, point your browser to

Dogs! It’s the Musical! opens tonight, April 15, in Andrews Hall in the Sonoma Community Center for a five-week run with shows on various Fridays and weekend days and evenings. The show is the story of Lester, a standard poodle who yearns to be a crime-sniffing dog, yet his mother has different plans for young Lester. For tickets and more info, call 548-6587.

April in Carneros is this weekend and there is music at several of the participating wineries. Music times both Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17, are 1 to 5 p.m. Ceja Vineyards will present the Orquesta Borinquen, playing salsa music. Meadowcroft Wines will have the antics of Ten Foot Tone and Michael Mondavi Estate Winery has the folk and American sounds of Adam Traum. By press time, online tickets will no longer be available, but tickets will be available at participating wineries. For more info, point your browser to

Adam Traum will be doing a double-header Saturday, April 16, with a show at Lokal kicking off at 6 p.m.

Sonoma Valley High School is presenting Rogers and Hammerstien’s “South Pacific” in the Little Theater starting tonight, April 15, for a two week run. Show times are 7 p.m. tonight and April 16, 22 and 23, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. on April 17, and 23. Tickets are available at the Sonoma Valley High School office or at Pharmaca, or at the door if still available.

Hopmonk Tavern Sonoma has the reggae influenced sounds of Dan Martin on Saturday, April 16, for a 9 p.m. show.

The Plaza Bistro presents the Terry Disley International Jazz-Latin Trio tonight, April 15, for a 7 p.m. show time. Disley is quite the performer and comes with some serious accolades, being an internationally acclaimed pianist, keyboardist, composer, arranger, two – time Grammy Award nominee and winner of Londons best young jazz musicians award. He has been featured on hundreds of recordings with artists such as Sir Paul McCartney, Bryan Ferry, Van Morrison, Sir Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, George Harrison, and on movie soundtracks as well. Tonight, Disley will have with him Dan Feiszli on bass and Micha ‘Surya’ Patri on drums and percussion. There is no cover for the show.

Murphy’s Irish Pub welcomes the Adam Traum Acoustic Trio to the new snug tonight, April 15, for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, April 16, brings back local favorites the Perfect Crime, also for an 8 p.m. show. Sunday, April 17, has Arann Harris for an early show that kicks off at 6 p.m. There is no cover for any of the shows at the Pub.

The Barking Dog in Boyes Hot Springs welcomes back the Joe Chaplain Band on Saturday, April 16, for a 6 p.m. show.

Rocket Cafe in Boyes Hot Springs has the debut performance of Never the Same on Saturday, April 16, for an 8 p.m. show.

Local Cajun picker Pete Olson takes his show on the road to the Presidio Yacht Club on Saturday, April 16, for an 8:30 p.m. start time.

The Hellhounds will be at the Forestville Club tonight, April 15, for an 8 p.m. show.

The Davis Thom Band wraps up the weekend on Sunday, April 17, at the Lagunitas Taproom in Petaluma for a 3 p.m. show.

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